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Tuesday November 23, 2021 15:55

no bag entry mac install

If you are trying to install MAC OS on a laptop and you get the notorious “no bag entry” and the laptop as been sitting for a while, it’s possible that the time and date are incorrect and the apple server is rejecting the request just because of that.

To fix this when you are at the recovery page click on utilities and open terminal


ntpdate -u This will update the date and time from apple time server. 
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Thursday October 29, 2020 09:17

Windows Server 2019 Timezone change

There seems to be a bug in windows server 2019 that doesn’t allow time zone change.

In order to change the time zone, go to command line in elevated administrator role.


tzutil /l

This will list all the time zones, copy the time zone you want and run the following command:

tzutil /s “Eastern Standard Time”


In this case I selected “Eastern Standard Time”  You need to pick the zone you’re in.


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Thursday July 16, 2020 15:01


According to HJC rep the differences are minor but as follows:

  1. they changed the ratcheting system a little.
  2. It’s now compatible with the SMART HJC communication system.


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Log in to the router and go to:

Services-> Services

In there make sure you have the following setting:

Let me explain the text:


This sets the DHCP option of a device with ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff mac addresss and then it sets the option of dns-server to be (which is adguard dns server, you can put whatever you wish)

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Wednesday September 25, 2019 09:22

Get list of AD groups a user is a member of

In powershell to get the groups that a user belongs to on a specific domain (that you have access to but is not the primary domain) (replace username with the username and the domainname with the domain you want to use) type the following:

(Get-ADUser username -server domainname –Properties MemberOf).MemberOf

To get general info you can use this:

Get-ADUser username -Server domainname

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I find it shocking that it’s not listed anywhere very clear…   Who wants to run a .exe file on a windows machine for no good reason?

the command are:

adb shell pm grant com.jamworks.bxactions android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
adb shell pm grant com.jamworks.bxactions android.permission.READ_LOGS

if you don'e have the adb command on your computer download the android platform tools from the official site at:

extract go to command prompt, navigate to that directory and run the commands.


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This happens when there are 2 virtual machines that have a discreprincy. (Say you change one of the drives)

In this case you have to go to the Hyper-V manager connect to the replica server and delete the copy of that machine.

Now go to the master Hyper-V and enable replication again.  Should work now.

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After version 2.16 Mobile Passport app introduces Plus subscription, charges for features that were previously free.  If you want the old version you will need to uninstall the latest version and sideload the old version you can find it here   (Just make sure to disable the auto-update on the app in the app store)

I wouldn’t mind paying for it, but a subscription fee is just not worth it.

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Tuesday March 19, 2019 09:53

Arduino Pro Mini SDA and SCL pins

For some reason all the sites listing the pin labels on the Arduino Pro Mini don’t specify where A4 and A5 pins are located which are the SDA and SCL pins on this board.

Here are their locations:

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This happens on all new Dell computers.  Very annoying,  I found the answer on Microsoft page, but it’s not very clear so I’ll explain a little more:

ok so the problem is that these computers come with a trial version of office365

So you have to remove the serial keys or activations. to do that you run from command prompt as administrator:

cscript “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office16\OSPP.vbs” /act


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